Going to test drive a Targa 4, what to look for?

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Im going to test drive this over the weekend.
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/la...E&model=997CARRERA&imgsrv=1&trade=0&current=1

Unless there is something wrong with the car I will probably buy it, could someone tell me what I should be looking for when I go to check the car?
Is there any point in getting it inspected first? Its got 7 months OPC on it so I assume there is not much point bothering with an inspection as any major issues will be covered anyway?

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2006 Targa 4, 35 000 miles
Switchable Sports Exhaust
Nav, Bose, PCM Phone
Heated seats
I also think its got Xenons and Full leather.

I would have liked to buy an S but I do not have a massive budget and I love the idea of the Targa.

I don't like the alloys so I have budgeted 1k after selling the ones on the car for a new set of Turbo alloys. I will also probably change the steering wheel as I don't like it also.
 
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the Targa is the least in demand of all 911s and this affects price but I expect you already know that

it does look to have xenons from the pics

hard to tell condition as the photos are shocking, doesn;t look the best I have seen but again you know if the price is good
 
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would also be concerned re a owner of a 911 that doesn't know the engine size of his car :p
 
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Thanks for the input, I understand that the Targa's are cheaper however I quite like them and would actually be willing to pay more for a Targa over a standard 911.

We had agreed a price of 27.5k with all things considered I think is a good price. He has sent me some high res photos and it looks to be fine I am not all that bothered about paintwork as I understand its normal to pick up stone chips.

EDIT: lol about the engine size, he sounds like a business man that does not know much about cars, he bought it form Porsche 18 months ago.
 
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Hahah most pointless photo ever,

A little better photo here
http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/ab283/nastytooth/100_0583.jpg
http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/ab283/nastytooth/100_0584.jpg


dont tell him that though as they do fetch less :p
yah, I dont understand why no one wants the Targa, its so nice to have a glass roof
 
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looks a lot better in those pics :)


does anyone thing it's seems to be sitting a little high ? :confused:
 
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personally I found the 4 to be very dull, the only way they made it mildly interesting was with the 4s but that just screams midlife crisis.

The actual Targa part of the car is nice but I would wait for an equivalent 2s to appear or for some more cash to be freed up, the difference is night and day
 
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looks a lot better in those pics :)


does anyone thing it's seems to be sitting a little high ? :confused:

I thought the same thing
http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/ab283/nastytooth/100_0585.jpg

Will Gill, I have found a couple of nice 2s' within my price range but I would like to have the glass roof.

I will only keep the car for about a year and then change to a Gen 2, I like the idea of having a 4 because there is quite a lot of snow around here in the winter but more because I have never had a rear engined car before and was a little afraid I would put it into a ditch.
 

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I thought the same thing
http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/ab283/nastytooth/100_0585.jpg

Will Gill, I have found a couple of nice 2s' within my price range but I would like to have the glass roof.

I will only keep the car for about a year and then change to a Gen 2, I like the idea of having a 4 because there is quite a lot of snow around here in the winter but more because I have never had a rear engined car before and was a little afraid I would put it into a ditch.

Can you get a Targa S or are they too expensive?

EDIT: Looks like I'm being a muppet and there is only the Targa 4 and 4S??
 
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